sorting html text with arrays
jimaultwins at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 6 05:55:15 CDT 2010
Use the form
sort myContainer by mySortFuction(each, myContainer)
-- specify text, numeric, ascending, descending
function mySortFunction singleLineOfList, wholeList
--apply as many rules as you wish
--filter as many times as you wish
--build as many arrays or tables as you wish
return (a value to sort by)
On Oct 5, 2010, at 8:46 PM, Mark Swindell wrote:
> Excellent question, and one I only thought of after posting mine!
> There would need to be a series of precedence rules, and I don't
> know them.
> But to simplify, let's say you had unique examples of styled tex,
> and t that you wanted to maintain their styles. For example, in
> this mini-dictionary I've got 26 (almost) unique headings: A B C
> D... etc. bold, larger font, underlined. I want them to maintain
> their integrity while adding in a batch of new words. Would it be
> possible to sort while leaving alone the htmlText characteristics of
> first instance items in a field such as this?
> On Oct 5, 2010, at 4:09 PM, Dick Kriesel wrote:
>> Hi, Mark. What are the rules for handling words that appear with
>> more than
>> one style?
>> -- Dick
>> On 10/5/10 11:40 AM, "Mark Swindell" <mdswindell at cruzio.com> wrote:
>>> I'm using the following script to create a glossary/word list of
>>> all words
>>> appearing in a songbook I'm making in Apple's Pages word processor
>>> (over 2,000
>>> unique words). (Thanks to Phil Davis for his help with arrays.)
>>> What I am wondering is if the formatted text can be retained in a
>>> case like
>>> this, and how. My attempts so far have failed, as the htmlText
>>> tags are
>>> included in the sort... not what I want.) I'd like to be able to
>>> paste in
>>> from the word processor and do the sort while maintaining
>>> formatting (bold,
>>> font, font size), and then be able to take that result and copy
>>> and paste it
>>> back into the word processor.
>>> Am I asking too much?
>>> on mouseUp
>>> repeat for each word tWord in tStripEm
>>> add 1 to aWordCounts[tWord]
>>> end repeat
>>> put the keys of aWordCounts into tList
>>> sort lines of tList
>>> put tList into field "sorted3"
>>> end mouseUp_______________________________________________
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